Well, I'm extremely happy with mine. Everything on it seems pretty solid, and I haven't had any trouble with mine yet. The neck is wonderful. I haven't played a 2027 so I can't comment there, but I can say that it's comfortable and playable even for someone like me with moderately small hands. I haven't actually played a guitar with Tone Zone in it, but from what everybody says, and the samples I've heard it sounds GREAT. Actually, I think I'm going to try to get ahold of another RG 7 and put a Tone Zone in it. Personally, I think you've made a GREAT choice. The pickups sound great, and the guitar is one of the best values I've ever seen. If you just showed it to me, and I didn't know what it was, I would think that it would retail for $900 to $1000. At the price you pay for it, you can afford to put new pickups in it and do some custom work on it and turn it into a really nice guitar for less than you'd pay for a new UV.